A New Edge to New Zealand – Science Express

Where does New Zealand’s official boundary end?

 

Two years ago New Zealand took the results of a 10-year research study to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in a bid to determine our extended continental shelf (ECS). Gerard van Bohemen and Dr Bryan Davy discuss the study.

Recorded in October 2008 as part of Te Papa’s Science Express programme.

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Image: Map showing routes of entry and some recorded voyages of the Polynesians in the Pacific Ocean, 1918, by Elsdon Best. Te Papa (MU000049/006/0006)

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